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Culinary Arts

Quick Facts

Culinary arts professionals prepare, season, and cook a wide variety of food.

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Our Program

Why choose Culinary Arts?

  • Study with faculty who have years of professional experience in our state-of-the-art food service & dining facilities
  • Learn to integrate hands-on technical skills with supervisory & business management capabilities
  • Gain real-world experience in a custom practicum in culinary arts & chef training
  • Transfer several of our courses to 4-year colleges & culinary schools

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Check the quality of food & supplies
  • Prepare & cook foods
  • Plan menus
  • Coordinate food service staff

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Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

  • You will be responsible for your own uniform.
  • Our controlled class size allows for individual attention.
  • You will take academic classes—not just cooking classes.
    • You have to be ready to read, write, and do math calculations. A lot of math!
  • Chefs and cooks often stand for long periods and work in fast-paced kitchens.

Special Requirement

You must buy your own uniforms.

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates



Level 1

Level 2

Program Outcomes Data

See our Culinary Arts Program Data (PDF)Listen

To request an accessible copy of this document, please contact Katrina Warner by email at or by phone at 817-515-3609

American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certification Rate

Graduates who receive the ACF Certification within 1 year of program completion:

  • 2018–2019: n/a
  • 2017–2018: n/a
  • 2016–2017: n/a
  • 2015–2016: n/a

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Culinary Arts 60 $3,840
CRT1 Baking and Pastry 29 $1,856
CRT1 Culinary Arts I 18 $1,152
CRT2 Catering/Private Chef 47 $3,008


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Southeast Campus

Lynda Fox-Arnold, M.S.
Academic Advisor

Call 817-515-3343


Southeast Campus

Katrina E. Warner
Coordinator/Instructor of Culinary Arts

Call 817-515-3609


Updated December 09, 2021